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About HOUNDSBAY

HOUNDSBAY is a growing, privately owned brand that excels at creating the highest quality Watch Boxes, Valet Trays, Shoe Care Accessories, and more. Because they only launch a few unique products each year, they are able to dedicate an incredible amount of focus to the detail and quality of each product. HOUNDSBAY gives even more value to its customers by extending the following benefits:
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THE NAME HOUNDSBAY - There is an old saying that when your feet are hurting, your "dogs are barking," or you could say your "hounds are baying" (hound dogs tend to "bay" rather than "bark"). And because HOUNDSBAY's product line includes shoe stretchers, they relieve your hounds from baying by getting your shoes to fit correctly. HOUNDSBAY is also an old English-style sounding name, conjuring up images of English foxhounds on the hunt, or old British nautical scenes.

HOUNDSBAY History
The successful history of HOUNDSBAY is due to our amazing customers. Thank you for helping us achieve these major milestones and accomplishments!
COMPANY FOUNDED - March 28, 2016
Dallas Texas Skyline
On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, friends Rich and Sam agreed to start an e-commerce business named HOUNDSBAY. Rich and Sam had worked together as attorneys for many years and knew they would make a good team. The goal of the new company would be to create and sell luxury-quality shoe care products and other closet accessories at affordable prices. They also agreed that HOUNDSBAY must support a relevant social cause. This ultimately became the Trees for Trees™ program, which has planted tens of thousands of trees in the United States.
1ST ORDER - August 2016
HOUNDSBAY Cedar Shoe Trees
After 5 months of work and preparation, HOUNDSBAY's first sale was a pair of wonderfully smelling, aromatic Cedar Shoe Trees.
 LAUNCH OF THE "ADMIRAL" DRESSER VALET - March 2017
Houndsbay Admiral Dresser Valet Box
About a year after founding, the ever-popular Admiral Dresser Valet was first offered for sale. This product was designed and patented by the company founders, and is consistently one HOUNDSBAY's most popular gift items during the holidays.
FIRST 500 TREES PLANTED - April 2017
Houndsbay Trees for Trees
Shortly after the Trees for Trees™ program began, HOUNDSBAY was able to plant its first 500 trees. These were the first of many trees that would be planted thanks to the shoe tree purchases from customers.
LAUNCH OF THE BULLDOG SHOE STRETCHER - September 2017
Houndsbay Bulldog Shoe Stretcher
The Bulldog is a classic example of HOUNDSBAY quality and innovation. Seeing that most shoe stretchers on the market were cheaply made with plastic components, the co-founders took an existing design and vastly improved it. They did away with all plastic parts, and over time they redesigned, thickened, and strengthened all the metal components. The result became the indestructible "Bulldog" Shoe Stretcher. It is one of HOUNDSBAY's top selling shoe care products.
MOVE TO PLANO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 2017
Houndsbay New Office 2017
After almost 2 years in business, HOUNDSBAY's founders decided to move the company to a new office in Plano, TX (Plano is a suburb of Dallas). The new office had room for a photography studio, extra space to grow, and was closer to the founders' homes.
FIRST REGISTERED TRADEMARK - DECEMBER 2017
First Houndsbay Registered Trademark
The first of many registered trademarks, in late 2017 HOUNDSBAY was awarded registration of the trademark "HOUNDSBAY®" in the Shoe-trees, Shoe horns & Shoe stretchers category.
FIRST SALES IN EUROPE - AUGUST 2018
Houndsbay Europe
Using Amazon's distribution network, HOUNDSBAY launched products in the UK and Europe starting with Cedar Shoe Trees. With inventory stored in Germany and the UK, customers all over Europe could now purchase popular HOUNDSBAY products on Amazon's European websites, and enjoy fast delivery times.
LAUNCH OF THE MARINER WATCH BOX - NOVEMBER 2018
Houndsbay Mariner Watch Box
Wanting to come out with a unique, high quality watch box, in late 2018 HOUNDSBAY started selling the "Mariner" watch box. Made with a carbon fiber interior, extra-wide watch slots, and a real glass lid, the Mariner was heavy and beautiful--just like a watch box should be. It is one of HOUNDSBAY's top-sellers during the holidays.
FIRST LIMITED EDITION ADMIRAL (BLACK TOP-GRAIN LEATHER) - NOVEMBER 2018
HOUNDSBAY Top Grain Leather 2018 Limited Edition Admiral
HOUNDSBAY's first ever Limited Edition product, the 2018 Top-Grain leather Admiral was expensive, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind. Only 300 were ever made. Many messages came in from customers expressing that it was the "nicest dresser valet box they had ever seen."
FIRST PATENT AWARDED - DECEMBER 2018
HOUNDSBAY Admiral Patent
One of HOUNDSBAY's most popular products, the "Admiral" Dresser Valet Box, became patented in late 2018. HOUNDSBAY owns and files patents on most of its designs, and is diligent about enforcing its patents against infringement. Copycats beware!
LAUNCH OF THE BLOCK BELT HANGER - JANUARY 2019
Houndsbay Block Belt Hanger
Designed on a napkin in a hotel room by co-founder Rich Reister, and covered by 2 patents, the BLOCK Belt Hanger can only be found at HOUNDSBAY. It is made from a solid block of furniture-grade African Mahogany. It's rich color and unique design has made it one of HOUNDSBAY's most popular gifts geared towards men. In December 2020, the Block became available in a beautiful solid Walnut hardwood.
AMERICAN WAY MAGAZINE - JUNE 2019
Houndsbay in American Way Magazine
After 3 years of only advertising in online media, HOUNDSBAY ran its first print ad campaign in American Way Magazine, reaching a brand new segment of customers. It had a picture of the Admiral and targeted Father's Day shoppers.
100,000 Orders - July 2019
100,000 Orders at Houndsbay
A major milestone was reached during this exciting year of growth. HOUNDSBAY shipped a total of one hundred thousand orders since its founding, demonstrating the growing popularity of its uniquely designed products.
LAUNCH OF THE COMMANDER DRESSER VALET - JULY 2019
HOUNDSBAY Commander Dresser Valet Watch Box
After seeing the overwhelming success of the Admiral Dresser Valet, the company designed and launched a similar valet box that was geared for watch lovers, the "Commander". It has the same shape as the Admiral, but with watch pillows and a real glass lid to show off the owner's watch collection.
MORE THAN 30,000 TREES PLANTED - DECEMBER 2019
Houndsbay plants 30,000 trees in North America
With so many pairs of shoe trees sold to loyal customers, HOUNDSBAY was able to plant 30,000 trees all at once, at the end of 2019. This brought the total number of trees planted by HOUNDSBAY to 58,000 trees, the size of a small forest! Learn more about our Trees for Trees™ program here.
LAUNCH OF THE CAPTAIN DRESSER VALET - JUNE 2020
HOUNDSBAY Captain Dresser Valet Box
Wanting to come out with a dresser valet that had a "small footprint" so it could fit on a bookshelf, but still lots of storage space, co-founder Rich Reister designed the Captain. The storage lid doubles as a smartphone charging station. Very popular with HOUNDSBAY fans, there is nothing else like it on the market.
10,000 Positive Reviews - December 2020
Thousands of 5 Star Reviews for Houndsbay
Independent reviews prove to our shoppers that our products and service are top-notch. At the end of 2020, HOUNDSBAY was proud to reach the milestone of surpassing 10,000 Positive Reviews across all it's sales channels and marketplaces. 
#36 FASTEST GROWING PRIVATE COMPANY IN TEXAS - MARCH 2021
Inc 5000 Texas HOUNDSBAY
HOUNDSBAY ranked #36 on Inc. Magazine's 2021 Regional 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in Texas. We thank our awesome customers for helping us achieve this dream.
Fair Winds!